Saad, Salman physical remand extended by 14-days

LAHORE: An accountability court extended Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique’s judicial remand by 14 days in connection to the Paragon Housing scam case.

The Khawaja brothers were presented before the court as their judicial remand ended today. The court then granted a 14-day extension in their judicial remand.

Speaking to the media outside the court, Saad said, “The running of the country has been handed to incapable people.”

Taking a jibe at Finance Minister Asad Umar, the PML-N leader said, “The finance minister has said that the country is bankrupt Who is going to invest in the country now?” 

Saad added, “Imran Khan had said he will make us cry. He is making every Pakistani cry.”

On February 2, the accountability court had sent the Khawaja brothers to jail on judicial remand after rejecting the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) request for an extension in their physical remand.

Saad and Salman Rafique were taken into custody by NAB on December 11 after their request for bail was turned down by the Lahore High Court.